There's a large field of hopefuls for the first round, but they all need to be able to take on Marine Le Pen.
The most unpopular president of the fifth republic won't be seeking a second mandate.
He's only Mr Nobody to people who haven't being paying attention.
He's the surprise winner of the republican nomination, but Fillon is in a strong position to attack the weaknesses of the far right.
The former president has lost out to his own prime minister in the first round of the Republican primary.
The Front National leader is feeling confident after Brexit and Trump.
While the French public comes to terms with a series of appalling attacks, politicians seize the opportunity to position themselves ahead of next year's Presidential election.